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Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour (From Naples, Sorrento & Rome) 2019

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Visiting Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii Ruins are on the top of many travelers’ bucket lists – and for good reason. The fascinating, ancient ruins of Pompeii will tickle any history lover pink, and a short 8 km away, Mount Vesuvius stands tall as a mesmerizing natural wonder.

Both sites are known to be iconic points of interest in Italy, attracting travelers from all over the country. If you can tick off both Italian attractions in one go, it will help streamline your Italy itinerary, helping you fit in everything on your list of things to do in Italy.

The following three activities offer the convenience of visiting these sites – with your family, your partner or alone.

Know before you book:

  • The itinerary may change slightly based on crowds, traffic and transfer points
  • Mt. Vesuvius may be closed due to bad weather conditions.
  • A moderate amount of walking is required for the experience


Highlights:

  • Enjoy a combined trip of Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii Ruins
  • Learn about the fascinating history that left Pompeii in ruins
  • Walk to the crater of Mt. Vesuvius and enjoy exquisite panoramic views

statues in pompeii

The ancient Roman town of Pompeii was destroyed in 79 AD by the infamous volcano, Mount Vesuvius. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that exploring Pompeii goes hand-in-hand with a Mt Vesuvius hike.

Today, the archaeological site attracts history-lovers from around the world to walk through the ghostly ruins and marvel at the structures that remain. Most visitors then choose to continue their journey by visiting Mt Vesuvius.

While the volcano has not erupted since 1944, it is still considered an active volcano. Regardless, the natural wonder welcomes countless visitors, on a daily basis, to enjoy an explosive experience.

The following tour options make it possible to visit both sites from either Naples or Sorrento. These are great tour options for groups of travelers, families and those with a love for history and nature. If you are looking for something extra special (and more romantic) then you can also get book a guided boat tour from Sorrento.

Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii Ruins Prices 2019

The cost of the tickets for the Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius, Italy range from approximately USD $102 for the standard group tour from Sorrento and Naples. Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii via boat costs a little more, approximately USD $147.

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Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tours Times

The Pompeii Ruins and Vesuvio National Park have differing opening hours. Your guide and tour operator will be well acquainted with these times.

Pompeii Ruins Opening Hours

1 November – 31 March, Every day: 8:30am – 5pm

1 April – 31 October, Every day: 8:30am – 7:30pm

Mount Vesuvius Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 8am – 12:05am

Thursday – Friday: Closed

Saturday – 8am – 12:05am

Sunday – 8am – 12am

Best Time To Visit Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii

The best time to visit the popular attractions is when there are few crowds. It is most pleasant early in the morning, and then again after 1 pm.

Regarding the climate, the best time to visit is between November and April (except around the festive season).

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius Tour Options

For an incredible full-day experience in Italy, the combined Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius tour promises to be unforgettable. The day trip from Naples or Sorrento is highly convenient and meets all of your needs. It is the perfect tour for the family, a group of travelers, or a solo adventurer.

If you love history and nature, then the following tours will be right up your alley. Not only do you get to spend a full day in the Vesuvian area, exploring the fascinating archeological site of Pompeii, but you also get to break a sweat climbing Mount Vesuvius. Speaking of which, the first two tours are not recommended for travelers who do not enjoy raising their heart rate, as there is a fair amount of walking involved.

Choose between a full-day tour of the area from Sorrento or Naples, or opt for a more unique experience on a guided boat from Sorrento.

Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Tour from Sorrento

If you are based in Sorrento but want to visit the historically-rich site of the Pompeii Ruins and marvel at the view from the top of Mount Vesuvius, then this is the tour for you.

Enjoy a ride on-board a semi-private minibus and explore both attractions with the shared insight from a local guide. This is a great option for families and groups of travelers.

pompeii ruins with mount Vesuvius in background

INCLUDES:
  • Entrance fees to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
  • Expert guide
  • Private transportation
  • Earphones (for larger groups)

EXCLUDES:
  • Meals and drinks

If you are staying in Sorrento and looking for a historically enriching experience outside of the bustle of the city, then a trip to the Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius is something that you simply have to do!

What we liked: This tour sorts out all of the logistics for those staying in Sorrento.

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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius from Naples

Staying in Naples, but desperate to explore the incredible attractions in the Vesuvian area? Then this tour is perfect. The combined trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius allows groups of travelers to wander the ruins, hear enriching stories and walk to the crater of Vesuvius – without the fuss of organizing logistics.

hiking mount vesuivius

INCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch and a drink

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities

What we liked: The ultimate day trip from Naples for all history and nature-lovers.

 

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Guided Boat Tour: Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii Tour

Discover the ancient town of Pompeii and ascend the majestic Mount Vesuvius from an entirely unique angle. This exciting day trip is perfect for couples looking for an escape. Enjoy a boat trip to and from Sorrento, with the chance to swim in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.

boat ride to pompeii ruins

INCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transfers to and from Pompeii and Vesuvius
  • Entrance fees
  • Licenced guides
  • Lunch

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities

What we liked: A very romantic way to experience Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius.

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Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Day Tour From Rome

If you’re staying in Rome but want to wander through the cobblestone streets, admiring the ruins of Pompeii, then this is the perfect tour. Not only do you get to discover the historical architecture of Pompeii, but you also get to marvel at the view from Mount Vesuvius.

walking through pompeii ruins

INCLUDES:
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities

What we liked: A very romantic way to experience Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius.

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Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius And Wine Tour

Enjoy a private full-day tour of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius from your choice of Sorrento or Naples. In addition to immersing yourself in a fascinating day out at the ancient city of Pompeii and the crater of the volcano, you can also indulge in a wine tour, tasting the best wine of the region.

wine tour with pompeii

INCLUDES:
  • Transportation
  • Private guide
  • Pick up and drop off

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and wine tasting

What we liked: Taste the best wine of the region, while enjoying some of Italy’s best attractions .

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8.7Expert Score
As long as you avoid the crowded times, a visit to Pompeii Ruins and Mount Vesuvius will leave you feeling enriched, enlightened and exhausted after an unforgettable day of sightseeing!
Location
8
Value for money
9
Convenience
9
PROS
  • All transportation included
  • A combination full-day tour
  • Expert guides that speak English
CONS
  • Can get very crowded at times
  • Not accessible for those with disabilities

Specification: Pompeii and Vesuvius Tour (From Naples, Sorrento & Rome) 2019

Accessible

No

Duration

Full-day

Includes

Entrance fees, Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Transport

Excludes

Gratuities

Meals & Drinks

Not included

Pickup

Yes

Suitable For

Families, Groups of friends, History-Lovers

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  1. Anonymous

    Excellent way to accomplish three highlights in one day. Our driver, Nello, safely shuttled us from location to location. At Pompeii we had a private guided 2 hour tour. The guide was knowledgable and since 2 of the 4 of us had toured Pompeii about 9 years ago, he took us in at a different entrance and we saw many sights that we had not seen the first time. Pompeii cannot be seen in just 2 hours, but this gave us a wonderful overview for what life might have been like. From there we drove as far up Mt. Vesuvius as allowed. Highly recommend sturdy walking shoes and coat with hood, as the walk from that point is winding and up hill on a path with loose gravel, and at the top it's very windy and much colder. So glad we were prepared otherwise we never would have made it to the rim. Our driver did not rush us and set a return time, which was great, as our family was 2 twenty-two year olds and 2 sixty year olds…needless to say we achieved to walk up and down a different speeds. Lastly, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, tasting, and nice tour of the vineyard. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio for lunch.

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  2. Anonymous

    Our tour host in Pompeii, Cara, was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. Definitely would recommend her. Our driver Marco, less so. Got us around, but appeared that he'd rather be elsewhere. We only did Pompeii and passed on Mt. Vesuvius and the Wine Tour. Had a better time walking the streets of Naples and eating at a local pizza joint.

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  3. Anonymous

    Amazing day out. Pompeii was amazing. Our guide was excellent. Mt Vesuvius was a trek but worthwhile. Highlight of the day was the food and wine tour. Food was authentic and plentiful and it's the only place I've been told to drink quicker as they had more wine to give us! Would highly recommend

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  4. Anonymous

    Pompeii and private guide were excellent. Enough time spent there to see and learn. Climbing Vesuvius breath taking a little challenging with uphill angles and ground unevenness so not for those who have difficulty walking and the ability to see into the crater was amazing. The wine tour was disappointing. Quick two minute explanation of the vineyard them a mediocre lunch with some samplings. The lunch and quality of wines could have been better. Still worth doing the tour though for Pompeii and Vesuvius. PAY ATTENTION to the details of this tour though because nothing included – we had to pay for entry to Pompeii 12euro, entry to Vesuvius 10 euro, and 28 euro for the lunch so the cost is really 50 euro more per person.

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  5. Anonymous

    Our driver was amazing, Pompeii was interesting. The wine tour was great! Wonderful food. We did not get to see Mt Vesuvius cause of the rain. But we went to Pocatono! Beautiful!

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  6. Anonymous

    Mount Vesuvius is beautiful, the winery is awesome, and the guides were excellent. Highly recommend!

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  7. Anonymous

    The visit to Pompeii, despite the oppressive heat and crowds was informative and educational. 1 hour 45 minute tour went by quickly. I could have spent more time there. The visit to the vineyard was fabulous. Lunch was out of the world good and we bought some bottles of wine and shipped home. Vesuvius was a bit of a disappointment. Took a while, long climb and visibility was nil. I guess if it was a clear day it might be worth it but would rather have had that time at Pompeii.

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  8. Anonymous

    Excellent way to accomplish three highlights in one day. Our driver, Nello, safely shuttled us from location to location. At Pompeii we had a private guided 2 hour tour. The guide was knowledgable and since 2 of the 4 of us had toured Pompeii about 9 years ago, he took us in at a different entrance and we saw many sights that we had not seen the first time. Pompeii cannot be seen in just 2 hours, but this gave us a wonderful overview for what life might have been like. From there we drove as far up Mt. Vesuvius as allowed. Highly recommend sturdy walking shoes and coat with hood, as the walk from that point is winding and up hill on a path with loose gravel, and at the top it's very windy and much colder. So glad we were prepared otherwise we never would have made it to the rim. Our driver did not rush us and set a return time, which was great, as our family was 2 twenty-two year olds and 2 sixty year olds…needless to say we achieved to walk up and down a different speeds. Lastly, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, tasting, and nice tour of the vineyard. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed sitting out on the patio for lunch.

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  9. Anonymous

    Our tour host in Pompeii, Cara, was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. Definitely would recommend her. Our driver Marco, less so. Got us around, but appeared that he'd rather be elsewhere. We only did Pompeii and passed on Mt. Vesuvius and the Wine Tour. Had a better time walking the streets of Naples and eating at a local pizza joint.

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  10. Anonymous

    Amazing day out. Pompeii was amazing. Our guide was excellent. Mt Vesuvius was a trek but worthwhile. Highlight of the day was the food and wine tour. Food was authentic and plentiful and it's the only place I've been told to drink quicker as they had more wine to give us! Would highly recommend

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  11. Anonymous

    Pompeii and private guide were excellent. Enough time spent there to see and learn. Climbing Vesuvius breath taking a little challenging with uphill angles and ground unevenness so not for those who have difficulty walking and the ability to see into the crater was amazing. The wine tour was disappointing. Quick two minute explanation of the vineyard them a mediocre lunch with some samplings. The lunch and quality of wines could have been better. Still worth doing the tour though for Pompeii and Vesuvius. PAY ATTENTION to the details of this tour though because nothing included – we had to pay for entry to Pompeii 12euro, entry to Vesuvius 10 euro, and 28 euro for the lunch so the cost is really 50 euro more per person.

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  12. Anonymous

    Our driver was amazing, Pompeii was interesting. The wine tour was great! Wonderful food. We did not get to see Mt Vesuvius cause of the rain. But we went to Pocatono! Beautiful!

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  13. Anonymous

    Mount Vesuvius is beautiful, the winery is awesome, and the guides were excellent. Highly recommend!

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  14. Anonymous

    The visit to Pompeii, despite the oppressive heat and crowds was informative and educational. 1 hour 45 minute tour went by quickly. I could have spent more time there. The visit to the vineyard was fabulous. Lunch was out of the world good and we bought some bottles of wine and shipped home. Vesuvius was a bit of a disappointment. Took a while, long climb and visibility was nil. I guess if it was a clear day it might be worth it but would rather have had that time at Pompeii.

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  15. Caoimhe – Ireland

    Excellent tour – Ugo our guide brought Pompeii to life Excellent tour. Our guide Ugo was FULL of information. He really brought Pompeii to life, pointing out things that I would not have seen only for him. He took it at a nice pace as it was really hot. He was very aware of the group requirements and kept us out of the direct sun where possible. Couldn't fault it.

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  16. Adrian

    You need to have a very good physical condition. And of course the main attraction was the Vesuvius.

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  17. Hayley – United States

    I appreciated this trip because Pompeii is so large and there aren’t signs. You wouldn’t know where to go or what you’re looking at without a guide. The trip to Vesuvius was great too. Wear tennis shoes. Definitely no sandals.

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  18. Breanne – Canada

    This tour had a lot of potential but didn’t quite live up to expectations. We were picked up by a van and brought to the tour bus, which was great, but it seems that those who purchased through other companies didn’t have this option. We spent the next hour doing 3 laps of Sorrento in the bus to pick up others from their hotels. We were then delayed by an accident on the highway, which really cut our Pompeii tour short. The guide was very informative and easy going, but we only spent maybe 2 hours in Pompeii. It would have been great if he gave the summary of the events on the bus since we were delayed instead of when we arrived, and if not for the hour wasted on the bus, we could have seen a lot more. We felt rushed along and had little opportunity for pictures. The hike up Vesuvius was great and gave great views of the area, and the driver was also great. Food at the restaurant was very good and a reasonable price. Overall a good tour, but left us feeling like we’ll need to go back

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  19. Anonymous – France

    Excellent accueil sur le bateau , guide agréable et adaptable Très belle prestation

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  20. Sabine – Austria

    Wirklich ausgezeichnet organisiert – beginnend mit der Abholung in der Früh bis zur Rückkehr am Abend. Tolle Bootsfahrt, alle Mitarbeiter waren außergewöhnlich bemüht, und der Ausflug auf den Vesuv und die Führung in Pompeji mit Giusi (Josefine) waren ausgesprochen unterhaltsam! War wirklich eine Topveranstaltung!

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